I was researching book marketing plans and came across a suggestion to promote an independently published book via Thunderclap.
When I checked it out, I was elated: what a super cool place to do good for authors, causes, and more! And it’s 100% free, even for campaigners.
I recently outlined 18 ways to support an author, aside from buying their book, in an article for The Write Life.
In the article, I drew attention to the importance of social media to an author’s career. Readers, fans and fellow authors can support authors by following and engaging with them on social media.
The unique thing about Thunderclap is you can accomplish exactly that – with a few clicks of the mouse and zero time spent thinking about what to say. The campaign messages are auto-populated for you. You can personalize the message if you wish.
If/when the campaign organizer meets their goal for number of supporters, the social media pledges become reality on a specified date and time, and are automatically posted across social media, helping the message to stand out.
Every day I log into Thunderclap to see which Books and Causes I can support. It takes less than 5 minutes, and I feel like I am giving back. I usually post to Twitter, because that’s my widest audience.
Isn’t it cool that we live in an age during which word of mouth can be this simple? Give it a try!
*Author’s note: These opinions are my own based on my personal experiences. I have not been paid to endorse Thunderclap.
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